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Oct 3, 2012 9:00pm EDT
, but where we're going. governor romney has a perspective that says if we cut taxes, skewed towards the wealthy and roll back regulations that we'll be better off. i've got a different view. i think we've got to invest in education and training. i think it's important for us to develop new sources of energy here in america. that we change our tax code to make sure that we're helping small businesses a companies that are investing here in the united states. that we take some of the money that we're saving as we wind down two wars, to rebuild america. and that we reduce our deficit in a balanced way that allows us to make these critical investments. now, ultimately it's going to be up to the voters, to you, which path we should take. are we going to double down on the top down economic policies that helped to get us into this mess, do we embrace a new economic patriotism that says, america does best when the middle class does best? and i'm looking forward to having that debate. >> governor romney? two minutes. >> thank you, jim. honor to be here with you and i appreciate the chance to
ABC
Oct 4, 2012 11:00pm EDT
and the liberals already have. to pay for government-run healthcare, you'll pay higher taxes and more for your m medicine. and their plan includes a trillion dollars in higher taxes. even on the middle class. mitt romney and common sense conservatives will cut taxes on the middle class. and they'll close loopholes for millionaires. obama and his liberal allies? we can't afford four more years. [ romney] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. >> live and in hd, this is abc 7 breaking news. [inaudible] >> breaking news is coming in washington.st seven residents were rescued by firefighters. people may soon be searching for e to wait -- to live. tom roussey has the first report of there. now live. >> workers are still out here up the scene tonight. a fire department has not the official cause of the fire. you where it started. started on a second-floor apartment. have since put plywood on e window there. was from the third floor tore a number of folks had be rescued. one man fell. in this video shot by a thehbor, you could see the threeoting out of story apartment building. people on the scene
ABC
Oct 7, 2012 6:30pm EDT
in this country [ malemannouncer ] who will raise taxes on the middle class? according to an independent non-partisan study, barack obama and the liberals will raise taxes on the middle class by $4,000. the same organization says the plan from mitt romney and common sense conservatives is "noa tax hike on the middle class." wantofroof? read the non-partisan study for yourself at american.com. o obama and his liberal allies? we can't afford four more years. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. >> you are watching abc 7 news at 6:30. >> the pharmacy that distributed the steroid linked to the deadly fungal meningitis has issued a voluntary recall. the announced their decision today. it spans nine states including maryland and virginia and has killed at least seven. u.s. health officials reported an additional 27 cases today increasing the total number to 91. >> taking a look at vote 2012. both candidates taking an opportunity to get out on the campaign trail. romney spent the day in florida trying to boost his chances in that cri
ABC
Oct 4, 2012 6:00am EDT
will not on any circumstances raise taxes on any middle income family. >> for 18 months he has been running on this tax plan. now, five weeks before the election is saying his big bold idea is never mind. >> the president's health-care reform plan was center stage. >> obamacare is on my list. >> if you repeal obama care, if you repeal it, what happens is those seniors right away are court to pay $600 more in prescription care. >> we heard about the economy and health care. some this morning are wondering why the president did not talk about the 47% statement that came out of the video. the question about why that was not brought up late last night in the debate. this morning some people saying that they believe mitt romney may get a boost. the question is, how long will that last? five weeks left until election day. >> the candidates returned to the campaign trail with stops in key swing states today. paul ryan holding a rally in agusta county, va., today. president obama campaigning in denver before he heads to wisconsin and ohio. joe biden campaigning in iowa. >> tracking the latest devel
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Sep 30, 2012 9:00am EDT
of the country.. heish you do tax reform reform -- i don't ornk he is gogoing to do -- about what he is, decent human being. romney said, "my heart aches for the people i've seen. many are hurting in country i want to help them ." getting thatand not message. how'd you get that message? call it problem he has -- laid ability, call it what y you -- is compounded by the .747% remember john kerry? voted $47 billion, i against i" this plays into the negative of mitt romney as an aloof, detached, uncaring, just empathy forow n in his social bracket.ic >> from m the politico piece --- "where is the moment where romney sings the praises of the waitresstiff, the shift?"a double mike huckabee told jay leno that romney reminds you of the guy you.ired >> romney isis not going to be e your pain. feels not a great politician. one of the reason at this -- it did not come . of nowowhere out of tens of million ads by the obama he handledbout how ith bain capital and all that. other essence was the series thasay he wants to produce taxes on the rich. reduce taxes on the e rich. romney has protested that that tr
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Oct 4, 2012 5:00pm EDT
, but that is true. he is very pumped. the city is looking forward to revenue from taxes, restaurants, hotels hoping the playoffs will pay off. >> pay off enough to keep metro running. >> his streak is now broken. what teddy is predicting one day after his big win. >> many are protesting smart meters. >> why change in the law could be prompting people to abandon dogs rather than care for them. >> police got a 911 call that someone was abducted outside of a gymnasium [ female announcer ] who will raise taxes on he middle class? barack obama and the liberals already have. to pay for government-run healthcare, you'll pay higher taxes and more for your medicine. and their plan includes a trillion dollars in higher taxes. veeven on the middle class. mitt romney and common sense conservatives will cut taxes on the middle class. and they'll close loopholes for millionaires. obama and his liberal allies? we can't afford four more years. [ romney] i'm mitt romne and i approve this message. >> a bizarre confrontation at a fort myers police depart
ABC
Oct 4, 2012 4:30am EDT
raise taxes on families.ome >> the president said that cannot keep his goal of taxes and not add to the hurting theout middle class. >> now, five weeks before the election, if he says his idea is never mind. >> other topics included medicare reform. while there was not a knockout punch from either side, some feel the president may have been relax. >> he seemed he was a little detached at times. most agreed that romney led the debate. could give him the boost he needed. >> he came in and fought the it.t i think he put the president on times.ensive a number of >> the candidates are not wasting time. on the campaign trail today. big debate is next week the vice presidential candidates go one-on-one. abc news, denver. >> the presidential candidates the origin port asked what they were due to cut waste from the federal budget. >> you could say mitt romney had response.emorable he took a shot at the sesame bird. character big >> i would stop the subsidy to pbs. like big bird, but i g on thingsep spendin that we have to borrow money for.china to pay there was a picture of what big bird
ABC
Oct 3, 2012 5:00pm EDT
] who will raise taxes on the middle class? barack obama and the liberals already have. to pay for government-run healthcare, you'll pay hgher taxes and more for your medicine. and their plan includes a trillion dollars in higher taxes. even on the middle class. mitt romney and common sense conservatives will cut taxes on the middle class. and they'll close loopholes for millionaires. obama and his liberal allies? we can't afford four more years. [ romney] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. >> well, we are happy to say that the dog is making a recovery. >> the dog was stabbed after an incident. we went out to find out how she is doing. >> with her shaved skin you can still see the scars on this two- year-old. they were worried that she would not make it. it was stabbed seven times. it was following a domestic dispute. >> we were very concerned. >> several of the wounds were serious. michael is an officer with the washington humane society. he has been out there rescuing abused pets. >> i was surprised what happened. in th
ABC
Oct 2, 2012 12:00pm EDT
will grant the spending of local tax dollars without budget approval. phil mendelson plans to introduce an amendment to the district of columbia charter. it has been 10 years since the d.c. sniper shootings began. john allen mohammed and lee boyd malvo terrorized the region before they were captured. they killed 10 people and critically injured more. mohammad was executed in 2009. malvo, a juvenile, was sentenced to six life terms. now a decade later in an exclusive interview with the washington post, he says his remorseful. but the incident still brings up emotions for some residents. >> it was terrible. everybody was scared to go out of the house. he was shooting people for no reason. >> one of the victims we spoke with believes malvo has changed but still needs to deal with the consequences for the rest of his life. our coverage of this infamous anniversary continues tonight at 5:00. >> i remember it so vividly that it's like yesterday. of the few survivors of the washington area sniper attacks. we will look back at what happened in years ago. he says he refuses to let it impacted li
ABC
Oct 3, 2012 6:00am EDT
. american university students polled to be on alert after four tax on the mill students on and around massachusetts at the new that borders the campus. d.c. police believe a white man politely in his 20s and wearing a committee is approaching semo students from behind -- wearing a hoodie is approaching female students from behind and grabbing them. >> i usually walk back by myself after class. it's kind of creeping. >> i go and meet my girlfriend now. you don't want to play around with this. >> students can get an escort if they would like one. >> residency requirements for city employees in d.c. a piece of legislation would require newly hired city workers living outside the seat tube to give part of their salary back to the district. another bill woul-- living outside the district to give part of their salary back. >> still ahead what is on the line for the nationals and the orioles on this final day of the regular season. what's it all comes down to the last day. a woman goes for a joyride on a manatee. >> we are and the pink society of georgetown. good morning, washington. >> good
ABC
Oct 5, 2012 6:00am EDT
. >> the real mitt romney has been running around the country for the last year promising $5 trillion and a tax cut that favor the wealthy. >> on both campaign trail today the focus will be on jobs especially because congress predicts that the monthly unemployment rate is going up from 8.1% -8.2%. >> stay with us for continuous coverage of the presidential race and you can keep up the latest information on line at wjla.com. >> one of the man charged with killing an arlington club worker is scheduled to be sentenced. he is charged with stabbing a man to death as he walked to work.his cousin was charged in the murder. he is set to go on trial letter this month. >> it former parking gate attendant that the air and space museum will be charged today. they still at least $400,000 in parking fees. -- they stole at least $400,000 in parking fees. >> several people including a fire four were injured at a northwest d.c. fire. brianne carter is live. >> residents say this was a fast-moving fire. you can see several windows now boarded up. one of those windows is where a resident tried to get out. smoke a
ABC
Sep 30, 2012 7:00am EDT
will happen until after the elections. we have the tax cuts expiring, spending programs expiring. a lot of people think it will lead to a recession in 2013. how do you think this gets resolved, an what subpoena the impact? >> i wish we had better elections in this country. the reason we have bad government in the country is because we have bad elections. what i mean by that is we don't talk about the important issue. one thing that both sides could agree on today is the pace of deficit reduction. they may go about it different ways but we need to bring the deficit down graduly. right now we are facing the fiscal cliff. nothing will be resolved before november. i believe political forces after the november election will push both sides to a compromise. the one tax that will come down is the uncertainty tax. the uncertainty of washington politics will be positive for the u.s. economy. >> that's true. companies have been in lockdown mode. they don't want to make a decision with uncertainty out there. >> it is infuriating. >> it is. >> watatching washington not understand the incredible dra
ABC
Oct 7, 2012 6:00pm EDT
's central economic plan calls for a $5 trillion tax cut. >> i don't have a $5 trillion tax cut. >> reporter: that has the campaigns arguing in television and web ads. >> not telling the truth. >> reporter: so what's the truth? romney does want to cut tax rates. that would reduce revenue by nearly $5 trillion over 10 years. he says he would offset that loss by eliminating loopholes and deductions but he has refused to say which ones leaving him open to attack by team obama. >> mitt romney's solution is he just decided there wasn't math involved in this problem. and that's absolutely crazy. >> reporter: while the president continues that fund-raising swing, mitt romney will deliberate blistering foreign policy speeches attacking the president on middle eastern policy. that is tomorrow. david? >> david kerley traveling with the romney campaign this weekend, david, thank you. >>> i want to bring in our senior washington editor rick klein tonight. let's gallup poll we showed. a tighter race already. a rolling average as we know and still reflects voters asked before the debate and still could be
ABC
Oct 3, 2012 7:00am EDT
to offer a little more about his tax plan. there's been questions about the tax cuts across the board. which deductions would he eliminate? he's been practicing with that question. they would be surprised, stunned, in fact, if the 47% comments did not come up during this debate. heeds been practicing on that, as well. and lastly, this is their words, he doesn't have to win a charm conte contest, a charm offensive on this stage. he does need to connect with americans and the problems felt by middle-class families. >> jake, one thing romney is likely to bring up tonight. a gaffe by vice president joe biden, where he said the middle class has been buried for the last four years. >> reporter: that's right. vice president biden tried to clean up those remarks later in the day, saying he was referring to the middle-class buried by tax policies put in by republicans. ones that romney and ryan want to go back to. but criticism of what's happened to the middle-class over the last four years is one that ryan and romney jumped on. >> matthew dowd, what is a win for each candidate tonight? >> mit
ABC
Oct 5, 2012 2:35am EDT
. but the real mitt romney has been running around the country for the last year promising $5 trillion in tax cuts that favor the wealthy. >> reporter: in the audience many of the president's supporters expressed bewilderment at his performance. >> i felt like he should have been more aggressive. >> i didn't understand his strategy and thought, you know, i wondered what was going on. >> reporter: sources tell abc news, the president's strategy was a calculated decision not to risk appearing unpresidential by attacking romney on say that video insulting 47% of the country as irresponsible victims. his aide advised him to focus on policy, such as romney's effort to distance himself from his own tax proposal. >> for 18 months he has been running on this tax plan. and, now, five weeks before the election, he is saying that his big bold idea is never mind. >> reporter: now top democrats and liberal pundits bemoan a missed opportunity. >> i don't know what he was doing out there, had his head down, enduring the debate rather than fight. >> it looked like romney wanted to be there, president obama d
ABC
Sep 30, 2012 11:00pm EDT
's budget plan will hurt the middle class, raising taxes on the average family by up to $2,000, while giving a tax break of $250,000 to multimillionaires. doesn't mitt romney understand we can't rebuild america by tearing down the middle class. priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. toyota sports brought to you by your dealers.ota >> it really seems like nothing rgiii.ck he tallied 123 passing yards today and a touchdown. his biggest accomplishment might to win lates will the game. check this out -- ouch, that has t to her. they collide in warm up. both were inactive because of this. seems they are ok. late in the first, 3-0 bucs. he fumbles and takes it up, 7-3 skins. they try the same play. e around, here he is. he cruises in the end zone. his fourth rushing td of the season. later, right up the cut -- a 30--- 39-yard t. d he had 113 yards on the day. third quarter, judge freeman throws to jackson. skin's lead 21-13. then it is 21-19. he does work to give the bucs lead.int runs an-- rgiii offense. into field-goal range. everyone was biting their nails abo
ABC
Oct 1, 2012 11:00pm EDT
. clock is ticking down for fiscal cliff. >> north american households pay $3,500 more in taxes if endress does not act by the of the year. automatic budget cuts and tax .ncreases will go into effect but it will 1 happen until election. tonight, breast cancer awareness means youderway which the color lot more of pink around. >> pamela brown has the story. pink,ough the power of georgetown university spending less critics sending a strong message. every -- these are sending a strong message. grandma have it, it scary knowing it is a possibility. but she is not alone. their passion stems from pain. >> for many of the girls out tonight, seeing in the white house right across the in pink gives them hope. that myves me hope ones, maybe someday no one will. >> the breast cancer protection require insurance ampany to uncover -- to cover limited hospital stays for patients undergoing mastectomies. celebration at a post office. you can see the dedication of earthquakes stamps. it shows our planet from above with pictures taken from ultralightand aircraft. >> they are beautiful stamps. there were a
ABC
Oct 3, 2012 4:30am EDT
this week to campaign. >> how they can justify raising taxes on middle-class. >> it did not take long for paul that.o pounce on >> vice-president biden today the middle class over e last four years has been buried. we agree. we need to stop digging -- start by electing mitt romney. the race is still close. every word tonight could impact election. abc news, denver. >> tonight's debate happens to fall on the same day as the obamas 20th wedding anniversary. mrs. obama will go to reno to voters and then to be .n the audience in denver they will celebrate on saturday. his campaign is asking supporters to sign an card for the first couple. the debate is at 9:00 tonight. at 11:00, scott thuman will have analysis. vice-president biden's flight into weather approaching charlotte, so the pilot circled it because of thunderstorms. landed on the second attempt. on his return trip to andrews base, that was delayed d fog, so his plane forced to land at dulles instead.onal he was taken by motorcade back observatory. >> 10 years after the d.c. area attacks, the victims are still being remembered for
ABC
Oct 2, 2012 4:00am EDT
of congressional inaction. a washington thinktank says if congress can't reach agreement on extending those tax cuts, nine out of ten, 90% of households will see a tax hike averaging $3,500. economists are warning if congress drives off what is so-called the fiscal cliff, there will be automatic tax increases and deep spending cuts on january 1st. >>> the federal mortgage task force is filing its first action against a major bank. the civil lawsuit against jpmorgan chase alleges massive fraud involving mortgage-backed securities. rather than a specific deal, the complaint focuses on improper practices through bear stearns, which jpmorgan chase acquired after it went bust. >>> american express is agreeing to refund $85 million to credit card customers. federal agencies say the company charged improper late fees and deceived credit card customers about old debts and new services. >>> there is a major recall from honda this morning. it affects 600,000 accords with v6 engines from 2003 to 2007. the power steering might come loose and leak fluid causing a fire. only one fire has been reported thus f
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Oct 2, 2012 5:00am EDT
cliff. it's looming at the end of this year. automatic budget cuts and tax increases would take effect. the non-partisan tax policy center has a new study that finds if all the tax cuts that expire are allowed to , your taxes will go up by about $4,500 per household. that is an unprecedented increase. >> another big story, today marks 10 years since the start sniper shootings. the first shooting took place wheaton. food store in brianne carter is there this morning. good morning. >> good morning. the fall 2002 shooting spree startedted three weeks this week and killing a 55-year- was walking. john allen mohammed and lee boyd shot 13 people, killing 10 of them. john allen mohammed was executed 2009. was sentenced to six barsi terms and is behind onion.inia apple red they say they chose their big guns at random. thato sayster, he's remorseful for his actions the time he thought he was a monster. he remembers each one of those shootings. people in this area clearly as very well. reporting live, brianne carter, abc 7. >> thanks so much. >> jummy olabanji is at the live desk following devel
ABC
Oct 2, 2012 2:35am EDT
-called fiscal cliff biened of the year. the tax policy center says taxes for almost 90%, 90% will go up by average of $3,500 with increases half a trillion dollars. automatic tax increases and deep spending cuts would kick in if the country goes over the fiscal cliff. >>> that is significant. look at some numbers. just, throw out numbers look that. doesn't really, doesn't really relate. can't put your mind around it. a married couple with two kids income of $100,000 would pay more, $6,000 more. and then, if some of the child deductions, obama's payroll tax cut, isn't renewed, you won the get tax breaks for each child as well. >> stiffest increases in the history. a big deal. we got to this point because of the super committee, bipartisan committee, did not get the job done. did not come up with a deal. this is what will trigger the fiscal cliff by the end of this year. so, no matter what happens november 6th. they got to get this done before 2013 gets here. >> you got to think they're going to. >> another showdown. the tenth time. >> we need one. >> moving on this morning. another major
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Oct 4, 2012 7:00am EDT
. >> reporter: it was a debate full of numbers and domestic policy details. >> if the tax plan he described were a tax plan i would support, absolutely not. i'm not looking for a $5 trillion tax cut. >> now, five weeks before the election, he's saying that his big, bold idea is, never mind. >> reporter: george, up until last night, the obama campaign had succeeded in turning this from a referendum on president obama to a choice. and they were painting mitt romney as an unacceptable alternative. but that dynamic seemed to change last night. it seemed to be very much a referendum on president obama. and mitt romney presented himself as a credible alternati alternative. george? >> that's what mitt romney wanted. >>> let's get the view from the romney camp right now. david muir covers the romney campaign. and as we said, the polls giving mitt romney the win overnight. clearly, the romney team is happy. how do they capitalize on it going forward? >> reporter: i have to tell you, george, in talking with a key adviser overnight, one of the things i was struck by was he said our supporters are going to
ABC
Oct 4, 2012 4:00am EDT
buried. they're just being crushed. i will not, under any circumstances, raise taxes on middle-income families. >> reporter: the president challenged his rival, saying that romney cannot keep his goal of cutting taxes and not add to the deficit without hurting the middle-class. >> now, five weeks before the election, he's saying his big, bold idea is never mind. >> reporter: other topics included medicare reform and the president's health care reform law. while there wasn't a knockout punch by either side, some feel the president may have been too relaxed. >> this time, he seemed just a little detached at times. didn't want to be there. >> reporter: most agree romney led the debate. and after lagging in many polls, this first match-up could give him the boost he needed. >> knowing he's behind and he needs to win. and he came in and fought that fight stylistically. i think he put the president on defense a number of times. >> reporter: now, the candidates aren't wasting any time. they're getting back on the campaign trail today. and the big next week when the vice presidential c
ABC
Oct 5, 2012 4:00am EDT
trillion in tax cuts that favor the wealthy. >> reporter: obama campaign advisers were even more blunt, accusing romney of being dishonest on the debate stage. but some of the president's supporters and liberal pundits are baffled by what they saw as a passive performance. >> i felt like he should have been more aggressive. >> i don't know what he was doing out there. he had his head down. he was enduring the debate, rather than fighting it. >> reporter: president obama could have new worries today when the monthly job numbers come out. economists predicted the unemployment rate could go from 8.1% to 8.2%. >> critical numbers. tahman bradley live for us. thanks, tahman. >>> and one other campaign note this morning. a film dramatizing the raid that killed osama bin laden will make its debut just two days before the election. the national geographic channel denies there was any political motivation. it says the air date was chosen to kick off the fall season. >>> american airlines is cancelling or delaying dozens of flights today to fix a safety problem with itsoose seats. the carrier sa
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Oct 1, 2012 5:09pm EDT
that with even bigger... tax cuts for the wealthy, and fewer regulations... on wall street, all of us will prosper. in other words, he'd double down on the same trickle-down... policies that led to the crisis in the first place. so what's my plan? first,e creae te a million new manufacturing jobs... and he businesses double their exports... give tax breaks to companies that... invest in america, not that ship jobs overseas. second, we cut our oil imports in half and produce more... american-made energy. oil, clean coal, natural gas... and new resources like wind,so solar, and biofuels. all while doubling the fuel efficiency of cars and trucks. third, we ensure that we maintain the best workforce... in the world by preparing a hundred thousand additional... math and science teachers; training two million... americans with the job skills they need at our community... colleges; cutting the growth of tuition in half and... expanding student aid so more americans can afford it.t. fourth, a balanced plan to reduce our deficit by... four trillion dollars over the next deca
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Oct 5, 2012 5:00am EDT
promising $5 trillion in tax cuts that favor the wealthy. >> john gonzalez reporting. we will get more updates throughout the morning. several hundred people said the president did not give his best performance and a former vice president offers his explanation. al gore blames it on the altitude in denver. the president only arrived the day of debate while mitt romney had been in denver since monday. the president only had a few hours to adjust. ann romney will guest host good morning amon wednesday. >> she will appear during the 8:00 hour. she's one of several celebrities including oprah winfrey and steven colbert who are filling in for robin roberts. abc is in talks with first lady michelle obama for a similar guest appearance to happen before next month's election. >> of a chaotic scene caught on tape, a raging apartment fire in northwest d.c. firefighters rushed to save people trapped inside. four people were taken to a hospital. brianne carter joins us from k street. >> this was a fast-moving fire according to residents. there is boarded up by firefighters after all this happened.
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Oct 2, 2012 4:30am EDT
and taxes. they project holiday sales to about 4.1%. at&t is cutting prices to keep prepaid carriers such as metro pc asked. atw, that's business news bloomberg headquarters. linda bell reporting for abc 7 news. back to you. >> thank you. 63 degrees. >> much more to come. williamhief in prince we're celebrating the start h a newfall season wit facebook giveaway. give you a chance to win four tickets to cox farms fall lds ofde and fou fear tickets. go to our facebook page. x countyhe new harefa section, the new bunny rabbit exhibit. e fun.av damp start to our day. no steady rain in the metro or around the beltway. showers in southern maryland. heavy rain in rappahannock, culpeper, fauquier county moving southwest to northeast this morning. about to cross between front royal and middleburg. the majority of the rainfall west ofning is washington, along and west of highway 15 and in the shenandoah valley. we will see a few showers even thelly through the rest of day.ng and into the it's going to be damp. on our way to the mid and upper 70's this afternoon. warm for the rest of the week.
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Oct 2, 2012 6:00pm EDT
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Oct 4, 2012 2:35am EDT
buried. they're, they're just being crushed. i will not under any circumstances raise taxes on middle-income families. >> reporter: but the president said his rival doesn't have the right solutions and that romney can't keep his goal of cutting taxes and not adding to the deficit without hurting the middle-class. >> now, five weeks before the election he is saying his big bold idea is never mind. >> reporter: the debate later turned to the president's health care law which romney says he will get rid of if elected. >> it cuts $716 billion from medicare to pay for it. i want to put that money back in medicare. it has killed jobs. >> reporter: but the president tried to bring it back to romney's own health care law which he says is quite similar. >> governor romney did a good thing working with democrats in the state to set up what is essentially the identical model. it hasn't destroyed jobs. >> reporter: there were few fireworks and there were even fewer surprises. both candidates were deliberate going through their policy points. rob, paula, at times that made it seem look they were m
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Oct 7, 2012 5:30pm EDT
, non-partisan study, barack obama and the liberals will raise taxes on the middle class..."arrator: the chairman of that so-called independent group is from romney's former coany. dick cheney's on its board. newt gingrich was there too. it's not independent. it's just not true. >> the toyota sports desk. brought to you by your local tweeted dealers. -- toyota dealers. >> robert grifinfin iii has suffered a concussion today. let's recap today. second quarter scoreless until this incredible play. taking into the house. 28 yards, 7-0 skins. late in the second, billy conn deaf -- billy cundiff. i would expect a pink slip for him. he misses. marching down the field. 1-yard t.d. tying. 3rd quarter -- hitting close to home. when you run as a quarterback had slight that can happen. it did not look pretty. take another look. he was on the sidelines getting cared for. but he was taken back to the locker room for treatment. the falcons take a lead in the fourth. to santana moss -- a 77-yard touchdown. they are excited. turner taking the handoff up the middle. 24-17 atlanta with
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Oct 1, 2012 6:30pm EDT
policies, for instance, he has not indicated what tax loopholes he would close to pay for his tax cuts. they hope he will be pressed for this. we go now to david muir traveling with the romney campaign. >> reporter: hey, jake. good evening from denver. the debate two dames from now in this city. mitt romney will appear a short time from now at a rally right behind me. his campaign acknowledging he will spend most of his time h k hunked down, preparing for the most important night of his political career. the debate stage coming together here at the university of denver, where governor romney will stand on the same stage with the president for the first time. romney flying here from boston today -- along with the team of top advisors with whom he's practiced extensively. in early september, he spent days at this secluded retreat in vermont. then, more practice in los angeles. then, just this weekend in boston. and playing the role of the president in those mock debates -- sentator rob portman of ohio. portman taking pointed shots at romney in his answers. as top romney advisers looked
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Oct 2, 2012 6:00am EDT
as if congress cannot reach agreement on extending tax cuts 90% of households will see a tax hikes averaging $3,500. jpmorgan chase is being sued for massive fraud during the mortgage crisis. it is the first such action against a big bankand it focuses on improper practices. toys"r"us says it will match competitors in store prices. customers will need to show print ads. it does not include. on-line include honda is recalling 600,000 2003-2007 accords. and it is hogwash that there is a big and shortage. >> of monday night's matchup. tony romo and the dallas cowboys would rather forget it. chicago bears peace did on him as he threw five interceptions two of them returned for touchdowns. the bears defeated the cowboys 34-18. the baltimore orioles lost some ground in their push to win the a.l. east >> . they got burned in the bottom of the seventh. the orioles have secured a playoff spot, but they want to try to steal division title from the yankees. the yankees won last night, so they have a one-game lead. >> couples may not want to split up the household chores. >> they could end up splitting up.
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Oct 2, 2012 5:00pm EDT
romney's budget plan will hurt the middle class, raising taxes on the average family by up to $2,000, while giving a tax break of $250,000 to multimillionaires. doesn't mitt romney understand we can't rebuild america by tearing down the middle class. priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. >> you are watching abc 7 news at 5:00. nearspike in crime downtown frederick has residents d patron concern. >> and thus the past three aftereredman wa restaurant and a group huge fightot into a person with stab wounds. >> you can see this network of paths back here which all downtown nightlife district, to where people part and live. it was just back here that that murdered early sunday morning. just a couple of blocks away , there was knife blade fighting. people are wondering what is going on. the first incident happened here saturday night into sunday , right behind her house. >> i called the police and said heard a shot. responding officers found 36- ellis of debt. father of two had been out friends in frederick's restaurant district and was his car when
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Oct 3, 2012 5:00am EDT
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Oct 2, 2012 11:00pm EDT
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Oct 1, 2012 6:00am EDT
, mobile vendors will be required to collect a 10% tax on meals. this comes after restaurants complained food trucks were enjoying an unfair advantage. "the examiner" reports vendors haven't been living a tax-free existence, as they pay the city $1,500 a year. time now, 6:37. it's 51 degrees. still ahead here on "good morning washington" -- arnold schwarzenegger opening up about past mistakes. >> but up next, the big milestone for the disc that changed the music industry. [ woman ] ring. ring. progresso. i need your help... i just served my mother-in-law your chicken noodle soup but she loved it so much... i told her it was homemade. well...everyone tells a little white lie now and then. but now she wants my recipe well...i'm not at liberty to give that out but we do use tender chunks of white meat chicken in an herb & spice brwth. come on that's it? i need the recipe. you gotta help me out! [ clears his throat ] [ softly ] she's right behind me isn't she? like a ninja! [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. >> it's a big annivers
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Oct 2, 2012 7:00am EDT
strong. but mitt romney's budget plan will hurt the middle class, raising taxes on the average family by up to $2,000, while giving a tax break of $250,000 to multimillionaires. esn't mitt romney understand we can't rebuild america by tearing down the middle class. priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. okay. [ male announcer ] with citibank's popmoney, dan can easily send money by email right from his citibank account. nice job ben. [ male announcer ] next up -- the gutters. citibank popmoney. easier banking. standa at citibank. >>> here's "the play of the day." >> right now, here's "the play of the day," elizabeth vargas. >> it's tuesday. >> let's say you go outside, in the backyard. let's say you see that out in the backyard. >> holy cow. >> that's a big, black bear. dropping by, a woman's house, uninvited. you think this would send everybody running. you would be wrong. listen. >> let me go in your office. he might come after me. >> get down, right now. no. no. down. back. >> she told him. >> now, you should know in the control room, loved this o
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Oct 3, 2012 2:35am EDT
was speaking about romney's economic plans when he said this -- >> how they can justify raising taxes on the middle-class that has been buried the last four years. >> reporter: republicans called it a stunning admission that the middle-class has been hurt by the obama administration's policies. congressman paul ryan pounced. >> of course the middle-class has been buried, buried by regulations, buried by taxes, buried by borrowing, they're being buried by the obama administration's economic failures. >> biden later tried to dig himself out. >> the middle class was buried by the policies of romney and the ryan supported. >> reporter: except for debate prep, a politics-free day for contenders. romney had lunch at chipotle. president obama paid a visit to the hoover dam. both have spent hours in debate sessions and both have challenges. aide say the president is working on keeping his answers short to not sound like professor obama. in order to win over undecided voters, romney needs to appear relatable and offer specifics on his agenda. >> he has to find something more than just discussi
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Sep 30, 2012 6:00pm EDT
presidential nominee preparing for his own debate avoided giving details much the tax plan even when pressed. >> haven't given me the math. >> i don't have the -- it would take me too long to go through all of the math. >> reporter: the president is in nevada at any time for what insiders call three days of debate camp at a resort outside of las vegas. they too are trying to lower expectations and believe the count that the romney campaign is convinced debates are about moments. >> the idea that i'm anti-immigrant is repulsive. >> reporter: and romney will come armed with several one-liners. >> they've been 3r5ing zingers and lines for months. i'm sure a bunch of clever lines but that's not what the american people are looking for. >> reporter: the president is being coached to be crisper, shorten his answers and a former democratic candidate says he needs to avoid being irritable. >> he's got to relax. he's got to show it and show a little sense of humor. he's got to show why he's likable. >> reporter: the debate is set for 90 minutes on wednesday night. it's all on domestic issues, the fir
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Oct 2, 2012 6:30pm EDT
raising taxes on the middle class that's been buried the last four years. >> reporter: paul ryan pounced. >> vice president biden, just today, said that the middle class over the last four years has been quote buried. we agree. that means we need to stop digging by electing mitt romney as the next president of the united states. >> reporter: the vice president later said that the middle class pain was due to bush policiepol. the debate symbolizes a problem for the president. the economic collapse happened under bush, but four years later, families are still hurting. many in the middle class are barely treading water. all fodder for tomorrow night's debate in denver. the first lady is make her way there. first she stopped in ohio. where early voting began today. >> are we going sit back and watch everything we worked for and fought for to just slip way? >> reporter: ann romney got to colorado before her. >> we have a debate comes up. we're excited about that. we're focused. >> reporter: family members' nerves are on edge, as josh romney confided to diane in august. >> i hate the debates.
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Oct 3, 2012 4:00am EDT
justify raising taxes on the middle-class has been varied the last four years. >> reporter: it didn't take long for paul ryan to pounce on that comment. >> vice president biden just today said that the middle-class, over the last four years has been, quote, buried. we agree. that means, we need to stop digging by electing mitt romney. >> reporter: the latest abc news/"washington post" poll shows the race for president is still very close, which means every word and gesture tonight could impact the election. brandi hitt, abc news, denver. >> thanks to brandi hitt. abc's coverage of tonight's debate begins at 9:00 eastern, 6:00 pacific. >>> now, we turn to the trouble at american airlines. and actually progress on two fronts this morning. there is new movement in the bitter labor dispute between the airline and its pilots union. and also, the mystery of the seats that came loose during three, separate flights may have been solved. abc's tahman bradley is tracking all of the developments. good morning, tahman. that safety issue with those loose seats. what are we hearing now? >> reporter: wel
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Oct 1, 2012 2:30am EDT
avoided giving details of the romney tax plan even when he was pressed. >> you haven't given me the math. >> well, i don't have the, it would take me too long to go through all the math. >> reporter: the president is in nevada tonight for what insiders call three days of debate camp at a resort outside of las vegas. they too are trying to lower expectations and believe accounts that the romney campaign is convinced debates are about moments. >> the idea that i am anti-immigrant is repulsive. >> romney will come armed with several one-liners. >> clearly, they have been practicing zirng angers and linr months. that's not what the american people are looking for. >> the president is being coached to be crisper and shorten his answers. the former democratic candidate says mr. obama need to avoid being irritable. >> he has to relax, show a little sense of humor. show why he is lookable. >> reporter: the debate wednesday night is set for 90 minutes and will be entirely on domestic issues. the first half on jobs and the economy. the second half on health care and other issues. david kerley, abc
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Oct 1, 2012 7:00am EDT
just as much. >> reporter: he will lower tax rates across the board but lower common deductions, too. with the new poll showing the majority expecting the president to win the debate, the president's focus will be to avoid unforced errors. like president bush checking his watch. and then taking that awkward step towards george w. bush. >> so many believe that al gore had invaded george bush's personal space there. we had a poll asking who would you like to see on "dancing with the stars," 51% said the president. 26% said romney. but also this, who would you trust to babysit your children? 41%. >> i can expect that. one a father, one a grandfather. george? >>> thank you very much. arnold schwarzenegger here for his first live interview about his autobiography "total recall: my unbelievably true life story." it's on sale now. on body building and business and the movies and politics and the affair with the housekeeper. and the moment he finally confessed to his wife maria shriver. let's start out with politics now. you're still a republican, right? >> yes. >> but you haven't yet commit
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